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Why should Ronnie Belliard lose weight?

Updated: January 27, 2010, 6:47 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby

The Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly signed Ronnie Belliard to a one-year deal for $825,000 on Tuesday.

On the surface, it's a typical transaction -- until you inspect the fine print.

The pact becomes guaranteed only if the less-than-svelte infielder drops to 209 pounds or less during spring training.

Jillian Michaels jokes aside, the contract raises the question: Do the Dodgers have any idea what they're doing?

A quick look at other ...

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